NORWALK, Conn. – Consistent leadership was on the mind of Norwalk's Board of Education when it named an interim superintendent to take over upon the departure of resigning Superintendent Susan Marks, according to a statement Wednesday.
Tony Daddona, current assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, will take over Aug. 20. Marks' last day is Aug. 17.
"Mr. Daddona understands and knows the Norwalk Public Schools and will continue to implement our programs and initiatives during this transition period, allowing us to keep on course and open up the school year without skipping a beat," school board Chairman Jack Chiarmonte said in a statement.
The school board will release a request for proposal within the next two weeks, seeking an executive search firm to facilitate the search for a new superintendent, the statement says.
Daddona's leadership roles in the Norwalk Public School system include director of secondary education, principal and director of guidance. His leadership of the district data management team has received recognition from the State Department of Education, the statement says.